ASSAAR provides facilitation to the professionals and publishers by offering:
- Book Indexing
- Clinical Writing
- Figure, Table, and Model Services
- Grant Consulting
- Grant Reviews
- Journal Cover Letters
- Journal Recommendation
- Journal Submission
- Language Translation
- Overlapping Text Detection
- Publisher Copyediting
- Medical Writing
- Regulatory Compliance
- Writing Workshops
Index preparation is an important but tedious part of preparing a book for publication. Readers rely on a well prepared index to find information quickly, and often consider the quality of the index when deciding whether to purchase a book. In scientific texts, it is especially critical to have an accurate, well organized, and properly cross-referenced index. An index is more than a list of words that appear in your book: it is a vital component that contributes to your book’s usefulness.
ASSAAR indexing services save you time and effort, and ensure that your book index is thorough and meticulously prepared. Our indexing editors know the terminology and techniques in your field and understand the relationships between complex concepts that are specific to your topic. We can quickly and accurately discern the index terminology that captures the explicit and abstract ideas in your book. We can also work according to your publisher’s indexing style guide to make sure your index meets all requirements and guidelines.
Between spending long hours with your patients and your research, you may not have time to write and perfect your case reports and manuscripts for publication. If you want to publish an interesting patient case or manuscript but do not have time to write or finalize your document, ASSAAR can help.
We have writers and editors with expertise in hundreds of areas of medicine and can add a little extra time to your day by assisting with your manuscript writing and editing at any stage.
- Start with your raw data and outline or clinical study report (CSR) to draft a submission-ready manuscript.
- Work from your partially written case report or manuscript to prepare and polish a completed draft for submission to your selected journal.
- Ensure that your manuscript is clearly written and adheres to your selected journal’s author guidelines.
If you hate the tedious final stages of manuscript writing, we can help. Our editors will generate a final draft that clearly expresses your ideas in concise, grammatically correct language. We will even format your manuscript to meet the requirements of your selected journal at no extra charge. After your paper has been reviewed by the journal, we can help you polish your manuscript revisions and your response letter to the journal editor and reviewers.
Your clinical trial protocol must be clear and well written so that it is easy for the IRB, FDA, and any other reviewers to understand. Submitting a poorly written protocol can cost significant time and money due to delays and additional revisions, and composing a well-written clinical trial and all the required sections can take significant time. ASSAAR helps you save time and money by assisting with writing or editing your clinical trial protocol.
After you have completed your clinical trial, we can also save you time by assisting with writing your manuscript. We can help complete a manuscript you have already begun or work with you from the beginning to develop a manuscript from your CSR or raw data.
Meeting Abstracts and Presentations
An excellent abstract is essential to having your work accepted for high-profile presentations at scientific meetings. Presenting at a scientific meeting requires an appealing slide or poster presentation that represents your research perfectly and communicates your data clearly and effectively. ASSAAR specialists are available to prepare the effective abstracts and presentation materials you need.
Institutional Discount Programs
Hospitals and university medical centers recognize the importance of clinician publications, grant funding, and meeting participation, and often provide writing and editing support. We work with a number of institutions to provide our premier clinician services for their clinicians and researchers at discounted costs. Please contact us if you would like us to arrange a discount agreement with your institution.
Clear and impactful presentation of your data is arguably one of the most critical steps in communicating your science for manuscripts and proposals. Data figures must be well labeled, appropriate for the data type they display, and easy to interpret. Tables must present data effectively so that the dependent and independent variables can be understood quickly. Complex tables make this task even more challenging. Finally, a clean, attractive, and illustrative model of your hypothesis, discovered mechanism, proposal, and more can add tremendous influence to your ideas.
Creating polished, publication-ready figures and tables requires considerable time and effort. This is time that you could otherwise spend on your research and other work. ASSAAR can help you save valuable time and improve your data presentation by revising and creating figures, tables, and model diagrams that you can use in your manuscripts, grant proposals, and seminars. Our editors have extensive experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Excel, and GraphPad.
To get started, send us your finalized manuscript as well as your draft figures/tables or the data you want to include in your figures/tables, and we will provide more information about how we can assist. You can also Email or call us to discuss your needs.
Scientists and universities face an enormous challenge obtaining grant funding due to intense competition for a limited pool of money. Competing successfully for these funds requires a cutting edge research idea with significant impact that is eloquently written. To develop a compelling grant proposal may require hundreds to thousands of hours, time that distracts scientists from conducting research. Yet, grant funding supports research and drives global scientific breakthroughs. The ASSAAR grant consulting service provides collegial advice that has been proven to improve grant funding outcomes.
Our consulting services provide disciplined, strategic, and comprehensive grant assistance to universities and scientists at institutions. Grant proposals, particularly large, multi-investigator grants, involve many complex sections, and assembly of information from different sources. Efficient and skillful coordination of this process by our team ensures timely completion of the entire application for review and submission by the deadline.
We integrate project management and advisory services with scientific writing and editing skills. Our experienced team guides scientists through the grant writing process and ensure a complete, competitive, and on-time submission. We bring subject area expertise in the grant topic, the type of proposal, and the funding organization. We understand how to work with fellow scientists and granting agencies and have a proven track record.
Typical Grant Projects that we assist with include:
Grant Editing: Use this service if you are writing a grant proposal and want an outside expert to provide feedback on your presentation style, clarity, organization, emphasis of significance and impact, and to ensure thorough grammatical precision.
Grant Review: Use this service if you want an outside expert to provide feedback on the science including interpretation of preliminary data, rationale of proposed studies and overall scope of the proposal. Often this service is combined with Grant Editing.
Grant Writing: Use this service if you need help writing a new proposal, or restructuring an existing proposal for submission to a different funding agency. This service is valuable if you have many other commitments, an urgent timeline, or you don’t want to pull your most trusted staff off of their projects, delaying necessary progress in the lab.
Grant Consulting Service Components
Select from the following suite of services or ask ASSAAR to personally assess your grant goals and needs, and recommend a course of action from the following service options.
- Identify funding opportunities:ASSAAR will research potential opportunities that fit within the scientific scope, budget scope, timeline, application deadlines, and other potential eligibility issues to identify feasible funding opportunities.
- Strategic planning:ASSAAR will consult with you about your funding needs, which may include identifying key personnel, consulting with the funding agency, budget planning, developing project goals, establishing detailed timelines, and developing “fundable” ideas.
- Coaching:ASSAAR will assess and discuss the process and requirements with you, including how reviewers will assess the opportunity, and provide an overall understanding of the realities of funding opportunities.
- Specific Aims evaluation:ASSAAR will provide a constructive scientific critique of the Specific Aims page of your grant proposal.
- Proposal evaluation:ASSAAR will provide a constructive scientific critique of your grant proposal draft.
- Proposal development:ASSAAR will write and coordinate your proposal to ensure that it meets all guidelines and deadlines, and is optimized for success.
- Submission:ASSAAR will assist with navigating complex, unique, time-consuming submission forms.
- Follow-up:ASSAAR will manage grant revisions, respond to reviews, coordinate preparation and submission of annual progress reports, edit publications, etc.
Scientists and universities face an enormous challenge obtaining and maintaining grant funding due to intense competition for a limited pool of money. Successful proposals contain eloquently written, cutting-edge research ideas with the potential for significant impact. Your colleagues and collaborators may not have time to provide a sufficient review and detailed feedback on your grant proposal content. You definitely do not want the first critical review your grant proposal receives to be from the reviewers at the funding agency. By that time, it is too late to improve your proposal and increase its chance of receiving a fundable score. Your application must be the most competitive proposal possible for each funding cycle to avoid wasting your valuable time on needless resubmissions. ASSAAR grant review service will:
- Provide colleague-level feedback on your ideas, presentation, and “fit” for the funding opportunity.
- Identify potential weaknesses in your proposal.
- Provide expert guidance to strengthen your research proposal before submission.
- Increase your chances of successful grant funding in today’s highly competitive funding environment.
Our grant reviewers are successful scientists themselves, with years of experience and doctoral degrees in their fields. As experienced grant reviewers, we will maintain complete confidentiality of your data and ideas. Our grant review service will provide you with a detailed report of your proposal’s strengths and weaknesses and offer suggestions on how to emphasize your strengths and tailor your proposal for the funding agency.
Our grant review service can be combined with expert language editing, either at the same time or as a follow-up service, to provide a complete, expertly polished grant proposal. Combining grant review with professional grant editing will give your proposal an edge over the competition and improve your chances for funding success!
(£150.00 per manuscript stand-alone, £100.00 with editing)
It is not enough to write a good manuscript, every manuscript submission also requires a cover letter. This short letter should convince the editor that your research is important and is appropriate for their journal. We can take this task off of your to-do list.
We will first determine whether the journal’s Instructions to Authors specify any cover letter requirements (e.g., disclosures, statements, potential reviewers, etc.). Then, we will write a letter that explains to the editor the importance of your work and the value it will bring to the journal.
We will insure that:
- The letter presents a persuasive story
- The correct editor and address are used
- Any required disclosures are included
- Any required statements are included
- Reviewers you wish to recommend, or exclude are listed
- Spelling and grammar are correct
- A statement indicating that your manuscript has not been published before is included
To get started, send us your manuscript (including figures and tables) and the name of the target journal for your manuscript. We will contact you for any additional information needed to complete your submission.
Adding our journal cover letter service to your editing or writing order will not postpone your return date.
Publishing your research is vital to your professional success. You can rely on ASSAAR’s cover letter service to enhance your publication efforts.
Email or call us today to discuss your journal cover letter needs.
(£250 per manuscript stand-alone, £200.00 with editing)
Selecting the right journal for your research is a critical factor in determining whether your manuscript will be accepted or rejected. In fact, a common reason for rejection is a poor fit between the manuscript content and the journal’s scope or readership. Narrowing your options from thousands of possible journals can be overwhelming.
The experienced Ph.D. and M.D. editors at ASSAAR can help you with the difficult task of choosing an appropriate journal for your research manuscript. Our journal recommendation service will help you make informed decisions, maximize your chances of acceptance, and eliminate frustration and time wasted due to unnecessary journal rejections.
One of our native English-speaking, M.D or Ph.D editors with research expertise and publishing experience in your field will review your manuscript and publication objectives and select 3-5 journals that best meet your needs. You will receive a custom, detailed report that includes the following information for each journal:
- Research scope
- Target audience
- Impact factor
- Abstract and main text word limits and any other important formatting details
- Average acceptance rate, if available
- Average time from submission to acceptance and from acceptance to publication, if available
- Anticipated publication costs based on the journal’s published information
- A summary of the pros and cons of submitting to each journal based on your stated needs
- Other comments or suggestions the editor feels are appropriate and helpful
The ASSAAR’s journal recommendation service gives you a short list of well-targeted options for submitting your manuscript. You can then select the option that is the best match for your objectives.
To get started, send us your manuscript draft (including figures, tables, and references) and any details about the manuscript. For example, you can provide a short description of the following details:
- Any journals to which you have previously submitted the manuscript and the journals’ decisions (include editor or reviewer comments if possible)
- A list of your recent publications
- Desired impact factor
- Your major goal, such as quick publication, highest possible impact factor, highest possible visibility, publication in a key journal in your field, or publication in a journal with a large readership
- Any other desired features, such as open access, advance online publication, or cost of publication
Standard return is 3-5 days, and rush service is available for an additional fee. Adding the journal recommendation service to your editing or writing services will not postpone your return date.
Publishing your research is vital to your professional success, and publishing in the right journal can greatly enhance your reputation in your field. You can rely on ASSAAR’s journal recommendation service to enhance your publication efforts.
Email or call us today to discuss your journal recommendation needs.
(£500.00 per manuscript)
Journal submission is a detailed and time-consuming process. Each journal has distinct submission requirements, and every aspect of a journal’s requirements must be determined and satisfied even if changes to your manuscript are required. This service will save you time and frustration.
We will check the journal’s Instructions to Authors and contact you if any modifications of your paper are required, or if additional information is needed to complete your submission.
We will insure that:
- The required information is entered accurately and completely
- Reviewers you wish to recommend, or exclude, are listed with accurate contact information
- The journal process for document upload is completed
To get started, send us your finalized manuscript (including figures and tables) and the name of the target journal for your manuscript. You will be contacted to provide any additional information required by your target journal. Standard submission is 7-14 days, and rush service is available.
Publishing your research is vital to your professional success. You can rely on ASSAAR’s journal submission service to reduce your publication submission efforts.
Email or call us today to discuss your journal submission needs.
(£250.00 per manuscript stand-alone, £200.00 with editing)
Scientific journals and publishers are bound by ethical guidelines to ensure the articles they publish are original and have not been duplicated elsewhere. Therefore, journals and publishers routinely use plagiarism-detection software as a part of their review process. Articles that are highly similar to previously published works, even previously published work by the same authors, are returned for further revision or rejected.
To address these issues, ASSAAR is pleased to offer our Overlapping Text Detection Service. With this service, we will generate a detailed report identifying the text in your document that overlaps with any previously published work. The report will also provide a list of the source publications for the overlapping text.
To get started, simply send us your manuscript file(s). We will return the overlapping text report to you within 1-2 days. You may then use the report as a guide to reduce the amount of overlapping text in your document. Alternatively, we can provide an estimate for the time and cost for one of our expert writers to perform the overlap reduction for you, and we will send an updated overlapping text report with the completed revisions, confirming that the document similarity has been reduced. Combining our Overlapping Text Detection Service with our professional revision services can help save you valuable time and increase your likelihood of publication success!
Publishing your research is vital to your professional success. You can rely on ASSAAR’s overlapping text detection service to enhance your publication efforts.
ASSAAR has extensive experience providing high-quality copy-editing services for science, technical, and medical journals and publishers. As a leader in scientific journal preparation services, we work closely with our publishing partners to consistently provide the highest level of quality in the industry.
Our ready team of experienced copy-editors can provide copy-editing services on a regular, continuing basis or periodically as needed. ASSAAR’s copy-editing services can help clear a backlog of manuscripts, fill in during a staff shortage, or manage high-volume periods. We also work with publishers who wish to permanently outsource their copy-editing work.
ASSAAR can save you time and improve the quality of your documents. Email or Call Us today to discuss your scientific editing needs.
We Follow Your Style Guides
Our copy-editing experts work closely with you to ensure strict adherence to your preferred style guide. We are very familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style, the AMA Manual of Style, the MLA Style Manual, the APA Publication Manual, and the New Hart’s Rules in the UK. We can also quickly learn and follow custom publisher style guides.
We Meet Your Tight Deadlines
Our extensive group of experienced copy-editors can easily handle large volume orders. We provide some of the fastest turnaround times in the business. Our team of editors will meet your tight deadlines without sacrificing quality!